Appositive Phrases Trashketball Review Game

Rated 4.78 out of 5, based on 130 reviews
130 Ratings
Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PPTX
16 pages
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It was an easy way to review appositives with my students, and they had some fun competition at the same time.
My students absolutely loved playing trashketball while learning about appositives at the same time. They continue to ask to play this game constantly!
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Review appositive phrases with this fun grammar game. During this PowerPoint presentation, teams of students review appositives and compete to shoot baskets into a trash can. For the first two rounds, students simply identify the appositive phrases in each sentence, but the difficulty increases in the third round when they have to combine sentences to create new sentences with appositive phrases.

Are you interested in an animated PowerPoint version of the game that students play online?

Appositive Phrases Digital Review Game - Distance Learning

Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this activity motivates students further by tapping into their love of sports. Using heterogeneous groups to play a game with friendly competition is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.

This PowerPoint presentation includes the following:

  • review slides
  • rules for the students
  • game slides
  • teacher instructions
  • key

With this game, you will be amazed that your students will want to learn grammar! Here are other games if you will be teaching more phrases:

Verbal Phrases

Prepositional Phrases

Phrases Bundle

Participial Phrases Review Game


Want to extend student learning after the game? Then check out these interactive bookmarks:

Appositives - Interactive Bookmarks

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Total Pages
16 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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